A cosy red kerchief 

I spent a considerable amount of time this week chasing spiders off two antique farm carts. Some of the webs they left behind might well have been antiques themselves and at times I was concerned that once their structural support was removed the woodworm might win, but the talented craftsmen that made them knew their…

Pretty in pink

Apart from an ill advised adventure with a faux fur-lined knitted trapper hat (which will get blogged once I’ve made it work and finished hoovering up all the loose fur) I’ve been working on this sweet pram blanket for the past week or so.  My lovely friend Tracey asked me to make something to keep…

Sweet dreams….

I have a cold. My universe has temporarily narrowed to my nose and forehead, with time measured as the gap between sneezes. I’ve spent the day on the sofa, curled under one of my crochet blankets, drinking as much water as possible.  I’m very bad at being idle, so I did pick up something to…

A knight in shining armour

With a whole 15 hours to go before the little prince’s birthday party, every end has been woven in, there’s a nifty bit of embroidery gone on and the chainmail is boxed and wrapped with a big red ribbon.  It is far from perfect, but it is most definitely cute and will keep my favourite…

If Medusa wore socks…

Socks, handknitted, cables, sock knitting, chunky yarn, adapting patterns, circular knitting, magic loop, snaky cables, Medusa socks.

Just in time for snow!

The rather daunting weather forecast had made me speed up on my new socks. I’ve just grafted my second toe, woven in my ends and these foot duvets are ready to wear! My first finished project of the year.  Er… yes. I clearly ran out of yarn and had to make my second foot from…